I have spoken about my need for larger than normal shoes before but I never mentioned the shop I get them from. Back in the day the only option I knew of was Sakazan in Shinjuku. Sakazen is a shop for men of large clothes sizes and contains about 5 floors of very large suits, jeans, T-Shirts and pants. They also sold shoes but they were in a small corner of the 4th floor, stocks were very limited with very little variety.
Thank the Lord that after one particular unfruitful shoe buying expedition I looked across the road and saw a big sign outside a new shop. The sign bore the legend “BIG MAN’S SHOES”. Quickly crossing the road I was greeted with a great sight, rows and rows of shoes that actually fit me.
Big Man’s Shoes or Kutsu no Hikari, which I discover later was the shop’s real name, stocks both trainers and business shoes in sizes 27.5-34cm(ish). I heartily recommend it to anyone else who has problems finding shoes in Tokyo, although I warn you now, they do not stock ladies shoes.
Kutsu no Hikari is quite far from Shinjuku station but not too hard to get to. Exit Shinjuku station by the east exit and heads towards Kabukichou, when you get to the 2nd big road turn right. After about 10 minutes you should come across the shop on your left. The Sakazen just opposite is pretty hard to miss so look out for that.
Here is a map to help you find it easier.
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Happy shoe hunting.